VIA Rail Canada


A First Look at VIA Rail Canada’s New Fleet - Siemens SC-42

On November 30, 2021, Rail Fans Canada was invited to VIA Rail's Ottawa Tremblay Station to visit and discover the first brand-new trainset that will be part of the renewed Corridor fleet. Here is our detailed first look and overview of the new trains.BackgroundFollowing the finalization of the contract with Siemens Canada in December 2018, Via Rail and their partners…


The History of VIA Rail Canada

Before the creation of VIA Rail Canada in 1977, passenger rail services were provided by the two main railways of Canada, Canadian National (CN) and Canadian Pacific (CP) using their respective railways and equipment. However, the 1960s saw a sharp decrease in the number of passengers, making those services unprofitable to their respective providers (at the time, both CN and…